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emasculate
used in The Souls of Black Folk

2 uses
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Definition
to take away strength or vigor of someone or something

or:

to make a male less masculine

or:

to remove the testicles of a male animal
  • But so far as Mr. Washington apologizes for injustice, North or South, does not rightly value the privilege and duty of voting, belittles the emasculating effects of caste distinctions, and opposes the higher training and ambition of our brighter minds,—so far as he, the South, or the Nation, does this,—we must unceasingly and firmly oppose them.
    Chapter 3 (98% in)
  • Here at a stroke of the pen was erected a government of millions of men,—and not ordinary men either, but black men emasculated by a peculiarly complete system of slavery, centuries old; and now, suddenly, violently, they come into a new birthright, at a time of war and passion, in the midst of the stricken and embittered population of their former masters.
    Chapter 2 (32% in)

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